NY City Mayor Bloomberg is going to Washington to demand that people on the FBI terrorist watch list be banned from purchasing guns.
Bloomberg is upset about a federal loophole that, amazingly enough, allows people on the FBI's Terrorist Watchlist to legally buy guns and explosives.
Current federal law specifies only a limited number of reasons the government can cite to block the purchase of guns or explosives -- and being in the FBI's database of those "known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activity" isn't one of them.
I personally think federal law in right in this case. The FBI needs no evidence of a crime to put someone on the watch list and gun ownership is a Constitutional right, so how can Congress do what Bloomberg wants and prevent someone who has not been convicted of a crime from owning a gun?